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Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2021, 18:00
Replies: 4
Views: 3,253
Posted By jellycopter

It's a Rotorway Exec. Looks like G-JDHN, but not...

It's a Rotorway Exec. Looks like G-JDHN, but not 100% on that. JJ
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2020, 13:36
Replies: 90
Views: 52,477
Posted By jellycopter

Joel Tobias

I'm not going to comment about this incident as I know nothing about it other than what is posted here. I suspect that there is some journalistic license and sensationalism, but can't be certain....
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2019, 17:54
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By jellycopter

Fair point! Enjoy!

Fair point! Enjoy!
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2019, 17:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By jellycopter

I'm not so sure that's right. If weight is...

I'm not so sure that's right. If weight is increased, then sure, collective pitch angle has to increase to produce the necessary lift. Accordingly, aerodynamic load increases and servo transparency...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2019, 13:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By jellycopter

The AIC relating to Servo Transparency (Jack...

The AIC relating to Servo Transparency (Jack Stall) quotes Airbus stating that 'Density Altitude' effects the likelihood of encountering the phenomenon. The CAA AIC goes further and states 'high...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2019, 18:15
Replies: 144
Views: 198,778
Posted By jellycopter

Ex-Mil Helicopter Instructor jobs in Qatar

Further vacancies becoming available in Q2/Q3 2020.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2019, 05:59
Replies: 202
Views: 138,999
Posted By jellycopter

HeliComparator. I'm not saying that I would...

HeliComparator. I'm not saying that I would perform any better or worse in the circumstances as presented. I've certainly never done an EOL at night from low level over a city in an EC135 - but then...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2019, 03:20
Replies: 202
Views: 138,999
Posted By jellycopter

The biggest question for me, which does not seem...

The biggest question for me, which does not seem to have been fully addressed, is the unsuccessful autorotation. Flaming-out both engines due to fuel starvation is one thing, but an accomplished...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2019, 02:00
Replies: 144
Views: 198,778
Posted By jellycopter

Ex-Mil QHI jobs in Qatar

https://carrieres.groupedci.com/offre-de-emploi/emploi-qualified-helicopter-instructor-h-f_15.aspx
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Feb 2019, 14:25
Replies: 20
Views: 12,619
Posted By jellycopter

Unless you're in the market for selling spare...

Unless you're in the market for selling spare parts of course!
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Feb 2019, 11:39
Replies: 20
Views: 12,619
Posted By jellycopter

There do seem to have been rather a lot of G2...

There do seem to have been rather a lot of G2 accidents in its ralatively short life. I appreciate that it is a purpose-built trainer so the risk factor is high, however to me, without having done...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2019, 16:22
Replies: 19
Views: 2,866
Posted By jellycopter

And how well is that decision working out...

And how well is that decision working out then........?
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Dec 2018, 14:18
Replies: 150
Views: 18,806
Posted By jellycopter

Crab, my initial post at #12 explains why it may...

Crab, my initial post at #12 explains why it may be good idea.

A fenestron type ETR could be stopped in forward flight and yaw control achieved by a simple rudder. Massive increase in component...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Dec 2018, 15:00
Replies: 150
Views: 18,806
Posted By jellycopter

An electric tail rotor could be switched off in...

An electric tail rotor could be switched off in the cruise and yaw control achieved by a simple aeroplane style rudder. It would save energy, reduce noise and help significantly with component life....
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2018, 00:49
Replies: 16
Views: 4,102
Posted By jellycopter

Excellent choice of take off path too. Open,...

Excellent choice of take off path too. Open, flat, unrestricted space to the right but instead take off over the wires and buildings. Smart.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2018, 15:00
Replies: 1,186
Views: 638,011
Posted By jellycopter

Mitchaa wrote "The speed of rotation gains...

Mitchaa wrote "The speed of rotation gains momentum which suggests (to me anyway) the yaw was fully extended with no way of it resetting/correcting. As it gained momentum it made the spin even more...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Nov 2018, 12:47
Replies: 81
Views: 19,411
Posted By jellycopter

Shy wrote: "The problem with trying to maintain a...

Shy wrote: "The problem with trying to maintain a level attitude in a rapidly rotating helicopter for more than a very brief period is (as SND wrote from personal experience) that cyclic inputs may...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Nov 2018, 12:05
Replies: 165
Views: 58,425
Posted By jellycopter

My only comment and observation with respect to...

My only comment and observation with respect to tail rotor drive failures and reaction time is; they don't happen without an associated thud, clunk, clatter, grinding noise or preceding high...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2018, 12:51
Replies: 14
Views: 2,338
Posted By jellycopter

"I know from personal experience how easy it is...

"I know from personal experience how easy it is to get behind the aircraft and be tempted to flick the hyds back in, but quickly reminded that this is a bad idea!"
I'd welcome an explanation of that...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2018, 10:24
Replies: 14
Views: 2,338
Posted By jellycopter

AS350/H125 Hydraulic related accident statistics

Does anyone know if there is a database available that details AS350/H125 hydraulic-related accidents. I'm interested in training incidents as well as the real thing. In particular, if anyone has...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2018, 15:06
Replies: 70
Views: 14,223
Posted By jellycopter

Another classic case of HTG.

Another classic case of HTG.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2018, 11:35
Replies: 12
Views: 4,700
Posted By jellycopter

Another clear cut case of HTG!

Another clear cut case of HTG!
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2018, 10:20
Replies: 369
Views: 66,457
Posted By jellycopter

I'll have a couple of what Crab is drinking.

I'll have a couple of what Crab is drinking.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2018, 14:26
Replies: 63
Views: 10,397
Posted By jellycopter

Enjoy it! When to stop enjoying it, move over...

Enjoy it! When to stop enjoying it, move over and let someone else have a chance. Organisations are riddled with bitter and twisted has-beens clogging up the places that young, keen and interested...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Aug 2018, 02:04
Replies: 52
Views: 10,700
Posted By jellycopter

that looks like a centre of gravity issue to me

that looks like a centre of gravity issue to me
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2018, 05:36
Replies: 201
Views: 32,342
Posted By jellycopter

Agile, very well said. DCLalphathingy, I...

Agile, very well said.

DCLalphathingy, I would assume there's an equivalent to the 500ft rule in that part of the world. Wazzing past the pax, as part of your approach wouldn't, in this case, be...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2018, 16:06
Replies: 201
Views: 32,342
Posted By jellycopter

So it wasn't you then Nige? That's a relief. ...

So it wasn't you then Nige? That's a relief.

(But then it wouldn't have been "Hold my beer son"..... More like "Hold my Veuve Cliquot son")

JJ
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2018, 07:02
Replies: 125
Views: 21,278
Posted By jellycopter

Hughes 500 Stick Back / lever up =...

Hughes 500

Stick Back / lever up = inadvertent

Stick forward / lever down = outadvertent!

JJ
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jun 2018, 13:18
Replies: 125
Views: 21,278
Posted By jellycopter

Nelly, After 35 years flying, mostly in the...

Nelly,

After 35 years flying, mostly in the military with an IR, and the vast majority in helicopters, I have never been IIMC! I've had a few unplanned excursions into IMC as a conscious decision...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jun 2018, 10:22
Replies: 125
Views: 21,278
Posted By jellycopter

For any low-times reading this, please stay out...

For any low-times reading this, please stay out of cloud - full stop! In my opinion, the annual foggles exercise is nonsense - IMC just is not an option. When faced with deteriorating weather, forget...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th May 2018, 02:01
Replies: 4
Views: 2,680
Posted By jellycopter

Two's In - the Rotorway isn't certified it's...

Two's In - the Rotorway isn't certified it's operated on a Permit to Fly in the UK.

The unfortunate pilot has, I believe, already got a replacement machine.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Mar 2018, 13:52
Replies: 53
Views: 15,506
Posted By jellycopter

You're only as good as your last cock up.

You're only as good as your last cock up.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2018, 15:07
Replies: 432
Views: 190,157
Posted By jellycopter

Crab, Several of my civilian PPL(H) clients...

Crab,

Several of my civilian PPL(H) clients have (and occasionally still do) phoned me to run their plans past me and to take my advice on their suitability and the weather. On occasions the...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Mar 2018, 08:14
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,595
Posted By jellycopter

" ......both passengers have come out with no...

" ......both passengers have come out with no injuries."

That'll be why it crashed. If they were both passengers, no one could have been flying it!
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2018, 21:08
Replies: 35
Views: 6,188
Posted By jellycopter

I very rarely remember dreams when I wake up so...

I very rarely remember dreams when I wake up so this thread is a bit of a revelation for me. Having read your accounts, it's unlocked my own memories and indeed, I too have the wires and Fred...
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